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DENVER | Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

DENVER —January 23, 2019—Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay. Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said 93 percent of unionized teachers voted in favor of a strike. The union represents 5,635 educators in the Denver Public School system, … Continue reading DENVER | Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

GREENBELT, Md | Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question

GREENBELT, Md. —January 23, 2019—A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week. Former U.S. Census Bureau director John Thompson, the first plaintiffs’ witness for the bench trial in Maryland, testified Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross … Continue reading GREENBELT, Md | Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Osaka wishes grandpa happy birthday on live TV

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 23, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 4:05 p.m. There can be benefits to being on live TV when you’re far from home. Naomi Osaka was on Japanese broadcaster NHK TV after her win over Elina Svitolina in the Australian Open quarterfinals and instead of answering any … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Osaka wishes grandpa happy birthday on live TV

WASHINGTON | Q&A: Impact of Supreme Court decision on transgender troops

WASHINGTON—January 23, 2019—A sharply divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 on Tuesday in issuing orders allowing the plan to take effect for now, with the court’s five conservatives greenlighting … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Q&A: Impact of Supreme Court decision on transgender troops

NEW YORK | AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani’s performance

NEW YORK—January 22, 2019—Rudy Giuliani‘s latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from televised interviews. Trump was frustrated with Giuliani, according to three … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani’s performance

WASHINGTON | Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

WASHINGTON  —January 22, 2019—Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. set … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

COLUMBIA, S.C | Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

COLUMBIA, S.C. —January 22, 2019—Even before he announces whether he’s a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing that South Carolina’s African-American voters handed him in 2016. A day after speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in the state capital on Monday, Sanders stayed through Tuesday for … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

WASHINGTON | What we know so far about Trump Tower project for Moscow

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019— Confused about the business proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? Join the club. President Donald Trump‘s lawyer-spokesman Rudy Giuliani and a disputed Buzzfeed News report have muddied the waters on exactly how long negotiations over the project went on. It’s a key question because Trump was pursuing the deal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | What we know so far about Trump Tower project for Moscow